September 22, 2019
10 AM at Sea Salt Eatery, Minneapolis, MN
Class I - II
The kayaking season is coming to a close; enjoy the beautiful Mississippi River Gorge with us! Our experienced guides will do a short safety and paddling demo then take you on a roughly 4-hour paddle through the Mississippi River Gorge. Come explore the only gorge on the Mississippi river. A unique geologic phenomenon, awesome in scale. Ride a lock and dam, witness the power of St Anthony Falls, spot wildlife and see the history of the city from a new perspective.
You will also experience Lock and Dam Number 1! Ever wonder what it's like to go through a lock? We recommend trying it at least once. These giant water elevators and corresponding dams are definitely audacious feats of engineering, and their construction significantly altered the way river ebbs and flows. The locks are still here and free to use, for now. But as they were built for barge commerce - which no longer travels upstream of St Paul - their future is uncertain.
We pull out at Hidden Falls Regional Park then we provide transport to Sea Salt Eatery. This trip starts at and ends at Sea Salt Eatery. All kayaking equipment and guides are included.
Location: Sea Salt Eatery, Minneapolis
Activity level: Class I - II; involves full physical activity, but at an easy pace. No prior skill or experience needed.